Amazon.co.uk Widgets  

How To Dye with Rhubarb Roots

Rhubarb roots can yield a red or orange natural dye depending on the species

 

Difficulty Level:

Average

Time Required:

6 hours

Here’s How:

  1. Chop the rhubarb roots into small pieces and place into a large dyepot filled with water.
  2. Bring the water to a boil and simmer the rhubarb roots 1 – 2 hours to extract the color.
  3. Add clean, pre-mordanted wool to the dyepot.
  4. Reheat the dyepot to just below simmering temperature.
  5. For clear yellow shades, turn off the heat, and let the wool sit in the dyepot overnight to absorb the color.
  6. For darker shades of yellow/green simmer the wool for x-about an hour. Then turn off the heat and let the wool absorb the remaining color.
  7. After dyeing, remove the wool, rinse in cool water and let dry.

 

Tips:

  • To get coral/red shades, add an alkaline modifier (washing soda) to the dyepot.
  • An iron afterbath will give olive shades. 

    Rhubarb Root Dye
    Rhubarb roots soaked in ammonia.

    How To Make an Alum Mordant
    How To Make a Tin Mordant
    Natural Dyes and Mordant Recipes
    MSDS – Aluminum Potassium Sulfate

    Natural and Plant Dyes

    Natural Dyes – Ebay Watch

     

    Jacquard Products Jacquard Mehndi Henna Kit - 445133

    Jacquard Products Jacquard Mehndi Henna Kit - 445133
    Current price:
    $9.76
    Ends in:
    0d 12h 0m
    Jacquard Products Jacquard Mehndi Henna Kit - 445133
    Seller: eBay

    Jacquard Products 445133 Jaquard Mehndi Henna Kit-

    Jacquard Products 445133 Jaquard Mehndi Henna Kit-
    Current price:
    $22.48
    Ends in:
    0d 20h 13m
    Jacquard Products 445133 Jaquard Mehndi Henna Kit-
    Seller: eBay

    Alum Powder- 100g Potassium alum/tawas- styptic, mordant,makes crystals

    Alum Powder- 100g Potassium alum/tawas- styptic, mordant,makes crystals
    Current price:
    $6.30
    Ends in:
    1d 1h 0m
    Alum Powder- 100g Potassium alum/tawas- styptic, mordant,makes crystals
    Seller: eBay

    Alum Powder- 450g Potassium alum/tawas- crystals, mordant,pure white,

    Alum Powder- 450g Potassium alum/tawas- crystals, mordant,pure white,
    Current price:
    $8.66
    Ends in:
    1d 1h 0m
    Alum Powder- 450g Potassium alum/tawas- crystals, mordant,pure white,
    Seller: eBay
     

  • Comments are closed.

    This page last edited on November 12, 2014

    by

    Creative Commons License
    All Fiber Arts by Paivi Suomi is licensed under a
    Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
    Share

    Facebook

    Join our new Facebook Group
    AllFiberArts Facebook Group
    • Exploring Color with Dye (Coupeville, WA)
      Exploring Color with Dye is an in depth workshop on precise use of Procion MX dyes. Students will be introduced to color theory and how it relates to dye on cloth while also exploring their own personal...
    • Felt Your Dream! Prefelt Pillow Workshop (Coupeville, WA)
      As people of nomadic tribes in Kyrgyzstan felted their dreams and wishes in rugs, hoping they would come true, we'll use the ancient pre-felt inlay technique to make our own pillows holding our dreams....
    • Fusing/Fabric Painting to Create an Art Quilt (LaPointe, WI)
      In this workshop you will design a fused project from your own photo. The project can be up to 30" finished size on any side. You will create a pattern on freezer paper by referencing a photo. Then...
    • Abstracting From Nature (LaPointe, WI)
      Nature is an endless source of inspiration. In this class we will examine a wide variety of artists' interpretations of nature before beginning to manipulate natural forms ourselves. Through a series of...